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About Maggie Volpo

Maggie Volpo is a writer and activist living outside of a very conservative urban area. She has worked in traditional publishing, journalism, as a blogger, and in the medical field as a translator. When she isn't fighting the tyranny of cannabis prohibition or working on the Stinky Steve books about cannabis she can often be found searching for mushrooms or tending to her mixed flock of birds. She also loves to cook, bake, garden, knit, sew and climb trees, the last of which is a joy shared by her beautiful autistic son.

Posts by Maggie Volpo:

Should You Buy That CBD At the Gas Station or the Video Store?

Should You Buy That CBD At the Gas Station or the Video Store?

Only a few weeks ago, the village council in the small town where I live voted to ban any potential future cannabis dispensaries. In a village where the average household income is under $40,000, you would think the potential for significant tax revenue directly benefiting the village would excite people. However, the people in charge […]

New Mexico Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

New Mexico Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

For people of Native American or Hispanic national origin, Columbus Day is far from a celebratory holiday. After all, despite all of the misinformation and hype surrounding Christopher Columbus, he is responsible for the enslavement and genocide of potentially millions of indigenous people across the Americas. It remains a source of constant frustration that our […]

First Nations Activist On Trial for Defending Ancestral Land

First Nations Activist On Trial for Defending Ancestral Land

People even vaguely familiar with North American history have to admit that neither the United States nor Canada has upheld its obligations to and agreements with Native American and First Nations peoples. From the earliest treaties on record to the most recent legal agreements between the indigenous people of North America and the colonial governments, […]

New Mexico House Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

New Mexico House Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

Residents in the state of New Mexico are one step closer to reasonable, safe access to cannabis. That’s because today state lawmakers voted in favor of a legalization bill. State lawmakers seem to have based their bill on the successes and issues of legalization measures in other states. The fact that legalization has often served […]

MAPS Study on Cannabis for PTSD Finally Concludes

MAPS Study on Cannabis for PTSD Finally Concludes

The research conducted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been a major driving factor for changing drug policies in the United States. MAPS is an incredible organization that has been working to break down the barriers of prohibition since well before the cause was “cool.” The completion of their most recent controlled […]

The U.S. Legislature Voted to Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming

The U.S. Legislature Voted to Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming

In a move that is equal parts surprising and overdue, the federal government is finally reconsidering it’s a ludicrous and inappropriate stance on industrial hemp. This decision comes on the heels of farmers across the country feeling the painful pinch of lost sales and slumping prices on soy, one of the most prominent crops, because […]

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

One of the many hiccups involved in cannabis legalization is the legal discrimination against cannabis users in our society. This ongoing discrimination is an aftereffect of prohibition that lingers even where cannabis is now legal. A large portion of individuals who serve as employers by hiring workers or as landlords by offering rental units feel […]

Oregon Approves Ballot Language for Magic Mushroom Legalization Effort

Oregon Approves Ballot Language for Magic Mushroom Legalization Effort

The west coast has taken on the role of leader for the rest of the country when it comes to dismantling the failed War on Drugs. California was the first state to legalize medical cannabis, and after Colorado legalized cannabis for adults, California, Oregon, and Washinton all quickly followed suit. This time, it’s Oregon taking […]

South Korea Takes Big Step Toward Legalized Medical Cannabis!

South Korea Takes Big Step Toward Legalized Medical Cannabis!

In a move that paves the way for legal changes in Asia and the rest of the world, South Korea has moved to legalize medical cannabis. That makes South Korea the first East Asian country to approve of medical cannabis and one of the first across all of Asia, following Japan’s legalization of CBD oil […]